Devonshires strengthens Corporate and Governance team with new Partner hire

Housing specialist Matthew Waters has joined our Corporate & Governance team.

Matthew, who has 17 years of experience, joins from Bevan Brittan and will work closely with our Head of Social Housing, Andrew Cowan.

Matthew works with organisations across the housing sector including local authorities, registered providers, developers, contractors, and funders on a broad range of commercial, corporate and regulatory matters.

Matthew brings experience in corporate structuring, joint ventures, group reorganisations, estate regeneration, public and private partnerships for large-scale housing and regeneration projects, structuring of development deals, and funding.

His advisory work includes supporting local authorities on the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and wider housing regulatory matters, and registered providers on corporate and governance matters.

Matthew said: “This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s leading housing law firms. I am delighted to join the partnership and look forward to adding my expertise to this dynamic firm.”

Andrew Cowan, Head of Social Housing at Devonshires, said: “Matthew has a wealth of knowledge of the housing sector and his expertise will be a huge asset for Devonshires and our clients. I look forward to working closely with him in the coming months and wish him great success in his future career with the firm.”

Matthew’s appointment takes the number of Partners at the firm to 42.


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